Sunday, 10 April 2011

Ignorance, Stupidity, And Nothing Else

It is often said that a disproportionate obsession with purely academic or abstract matters indicates a retreat from the problems of real life. However, most of the people engaged in such matters say that this attitude is based on three things: ignorance, stupidity, and nothing else.
 — Douglas Adams 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy'


In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
 — Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (Adagia III, IV, 96)